Goffstown Area High School, where Kyle goes and sons 3 and 4 went, finished first in the state in reading on the NECAP test. We used to finish in the middle of the pack, and we have made no grand changes in our system in the last ten years. Anyone who knows the schools in the state knows that Goffstown is not the best school and does not have the best students.
So we are gaming the system in some way. Some methods of gaming the system I would approve of, others not, so I don't know what my opinion is on this yet. I do know one thing we are doing to raise our students' scores, and I approve of that one. I doubt it is enough to explain a move from middle to top, however, so I am reserving judgment on the whole thing.